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Subject:  Re: When fraud flags work Date:  6/5/2013  6:01 PM
Author:  Windowseat Number:  307058 of 308881

These are examples of failures of the system. We already live overseas and it is NOT unusual to randomly book flights to yet other foreign countries and other unusual things.

In your case, yes, I agree that the CC Co flunked. What several of us were commenting about earlier in the thread were cases where the company spotted unusual transactions, and verified them before allowing them through. (I don't normally buy two monitors and return one immediately).

In your case, you have a history of unusual purchases, and the company should have a notation on your account explaining this, rather than locking you out of your card. They are at fault, in this instance, for not accepting your usage history and working with it.

Nancy
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